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Rare condition, tuxedo cat fades into something really unique

Vitiligo in humans occurs when spots on the skin lose their color due to the destruction of pigment cells. It is considered a rare disease for both humans and cats. Yes that’s true. Vitiligo can also affect cats, causing their fur and skin to lose color over time.

And for a cat, the results from vitiligo were pretty drastic, turning her from a tuxedo kitten to a white cat with ink streaks.

Elli started her life as a black and white cat on a farm in Germany, just like her sister Rosie. Rescued by Nicole Bohm, the kitten sisters returned to a life of love and comfort, with no signs of fading that Elli would find.

“She had a tuxedo coat like her sister. Nothing unusual, ”Nicole said to The Dodo. “The change started about a year after the birth.”

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@ elli.vitiligo / Instagram

Fur faded

One day Nicole noticed some white hair from Elli’s shady coat and announced, “It was just a small white spot on her back.”

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As a worried mother cat, Nicole bundled her fur baby to the vet, where she learned that Elli had Vitiligo. While Vitiligo can be linked to health problems, Elli has been diagnosed with a healthy cat with a unique appearance. And over time, it faded from black and white to white with black stripes.

“I was surprised,” said Nicole. “I’m still surprised.”

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In the past few years, Elli has changed the color so that she looks like a completely different cat. She has also proven that she is gorgeous in both looks!

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Although she may look different from the kitten rescued from an old farm, she’s still the darling she always was. Her mother shares: “Your personality is the same as always. She does not care. “

“She is so sweet and lovely and as playful as on the first day.”

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@ elli.vitiligo / Instagram

Social Media Sweetie Cat

Nicole has recorded Ellis’ fading fur from the start and the beautiful cat now has nearly 115,000 fans who follow the further journey.

“Smoking against Vitiligo”

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“Cheeky little Elli!”

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“My sister Rosie and me. I am a rebel! At some point I decided not to look like her anymore. “

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“Tail transformation complete – everything is white with a little black tip …”

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“Please stroke me.”

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“Little cute nose.”

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Nicole said of her sweet Elli: “Your change still goes on every day and I love you more and more.”

Stay up to date with Elli on Instagram and Facebook.

H / T: www.thedodo.com
Feature Image: @ elli.vitiligo / Instagram

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